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PlayStation Store Update (08-19-14)

Psn-UpdateWelcome to the PlayStation Store update for August 19, 2014. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users can now enjoy the violent mayhem of Hotline Miami (3 Way Cross-Buy), fight for more loot in Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition (Also available for PS3), and get lost in the beauty that is The Last Tinker: City of Colors.

Users of all 3 systems can now purchase CounterSpy as part of the 2014 PlayStation PLAY Program.  Tales of Xillia 2 also comes to the PlayStation 3 this week along with Kung Fu Rabbit (See our review here). PlayStation Vita owners can now purchase the quirky Gravity Badgers.

Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and each week users will enjoy extra discounts on specific games. This week users can enjoy discounts on games like Hotline Miami, The Last Tinker: City of Colors, and Crimsonland.

Should You Buy ‘Kung Fu Rabbit’ for the PlayStation 3?

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Kung Fu Rabbit is a platformer that first premiered on iOS and Android devices in 2012. Since then it has released on the Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, and most recently on the PlayStation Vita.  Next week it will come to the PlayStation 3 as a digital title.  This title from Neko Entertainment was highly acclaimed and received several awards as a mobile title. Does Kung Fu Rabbit maintain this quality as it jumps to the PlayStation 3? Keep reading to find out!

PlayStation Store Update (08-12-14)

Psn-UpdateWelcome to the PlayStation Store update for August 12, 2014. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users can now purchase a the popular title Surgeon Simulator Anniversay Edition.

Users of all 3 systems can now purchase the unique  Hohokum as part of the 2014 PlayStation PLAY Program.  Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed are now available for both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita while Disgaea 4: A Promis Revisited is available to users of PlayStation Vita.

Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and each week users will enjoy extra discounts on specific games. This week there is a pretty large sale on titles relating to Anime games/movies and PlayStation Plus users enjoy even bigger discounts.

Sony Releases Gamescom Trailers, Press Conference Schedule

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Gamescom, Europe’s premier video game convention and trade show, starts next week in Cologne, Germany, and PlayStation will be there in a big way. While the show officially kicks off on August 13, SCE Europe has released a trailer in preparation for their press conference scheduled for the day before. Check it out after the break:

PlayStation Store Update (8-5-14)

Psn-UpdateWelcome to the PlayStation Store update for August 5, 2014. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users can now purchase a standalone version of the online co-op Killzone: Shadow Fall Intercept.  

Users of all 3 systems can now purchase The Swapper as part of the 2014 PlayStation PLAY Program.  There is also a sizeable class RPG sale going on including discounts on games in both the Persona and Final Fantasy series.

Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and the free titles this month include Road Not Taken (PS4), Metrico (PS Vita), and Crysis 3 (PS3). Keep reading to see a complete list of the updates for the store this month!

Sony Profits in 1st Quarter 2014 Results

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Sony has posted a net profit of ¥26.8 bn /$261m/ €194m for the first quarter of 2014 (Apr – Jun) with operating revenue up 93% on Q1 FY13. The PS4 led the way with a 95% increase in sales increase for the Game segment with software sales surging y-o-y. The movie-making Pictures segment performed well, owing to success with The Amazing Spider-man 2 and 22 Jump Street.

Financial Services made a loss, a reversal of a normally steady-performer within the broader corporation while Mobile disappointed, with a downward revision of a 2014 target of 50m unit sales to 43m.

Read on to see the full details.

PlayStation Now Enters Open Beta on PS4, We Have Details on Pricing and Selection

ps now logoPlayStation Now,  originally announced earlier this year, has entered Open Beta on the PlayStation 4. If you are unfamiliar with the service, PlayStation Now allows users to rent and stream select PlayStation 3 games to their PlayStation 4. There are currently over 122 games available on the service and each game has between 1 and 4 rental duration options including: 4 hours, 7 days, 30 days, and 90 days. Prices for these different options vary from title to title with prices as low as $2.99 and as high as $49.99. The available titles are varied and represent a large cross section of genres and experiences. Keep reading to see the entire list of both available games and their prices.

PlayStation Plus Content Announced for August 2014

road not takenAre you ready for more information about free games? If so, you are in luck because the PlayStation Blog has announced all of the free games that North American PlayStation Plus users will be able to download during August.

Each platform will receive at least two games and some platforms will receive even more if a game is cross-buy between multiple systems. One game PlayStation 4 users can look forward to receiving this month is the brand new roguelike puzzle game Road Not Taken. PlayStation 3 users will receive the beautiful shooter Crysis 3 along with several other titles thanks to cross-buy. PlayStation Vita gets a great this month with both the new platformer Metrico and the highly addictive brawler-RPG Dragon’s Crown.

As you may know Sony has recently changed their release schedule for PlayStation Plus games and members will now have access to all games on the first Tuesday of each month. However, the free games are only available for one month so do not delay in claiming your free games!

Keep reading to see a full list of free games available for August!

PlayStation Store Update (7-29-14)

Psn-UpdateWelcome to the PlayStation Store update for July 29, 2014. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users can now purchase The Last of Us: Remastered and pre-order Madden NFL 15 and Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition (also available for PS3).

Users of all 3 systems can now purchase the fantastic Rogue Legacy (see our review here).  PlayStation Vita owners can also now enjoy the Ratchet & Clank Collection on the go. Also, a friendly reminder that the 2014 PlayStation Store PLAY program is in its first week. Find more details on this sale in our original post.

Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and each week there will be new sales. This week PlayStation Plus users can take advantage of a discount on Pure Pool for the PS4.

Sony’s 2014 Gamescom Lineup Includes ‘Journey,’ ‘Unfinished Swan’ for PS4

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From LittleBigPlanet 3 to Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, E3 had some big reveals for the PlayStation family of devices. But E3 isn’t the only major gaming show this year, and the Cologne, Germany-based Gamescom is right around the corner. While there are several unannounced titles sure to be front-and-center, like Media Molcule’s colorful new PS4 game, or maybe the next big Corey Barlog joint from Santa Monica Studios, Sony Europe has (accidentally) revealed a preliminary list of what will be playable on the show floor.

Should You Buy ‘Rogue Legacy?’

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Last year at Gamescom 2013, Sony announced that the PC hit Rogue Legacy would be coming to all 3 PlayStation platforms in 2014. I was thrilled when I heard the announcement as I was already a big fan of the game and with the release coming up next week on July 29th,  I have been lucky enough now to play the game on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Playstation Vita! For those of you that don’t know, Rogue Legacy is a very challenging platformer that has many roguelike qualities and includes procedurally generated layouts in the dungeon. Keep reading to see whether the fun and challenge of this game translates well to the PlayStation platforms!

Sony Settles 2011 PSN Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit for $15 Million

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Remember way back in 2011 when the PlayStation Network was compromised and in order to address the security threat, Sony took PSN down for over a month? Once Sony was able to get things back on track again, the company kicked off a ‘Welcome Back’ campaign that offered gamers free games, extended PS+ memberships, and free access to then-called Qriocity. With the PSN data breach, the real threat of identity theft loomed as thousands of gamer information was stolen from Sony servers. To help counter that, Sony partnered with Debix to provide one-year identity-theft protection, free of charge for PSN and Qriocity users.

Despite all this and a personal apology letter from then CEO, Sir Howard Stringer, Sony would eventually face a class action lawsuit by some that believed they were the victim of identity theft. The same people of course decided not to participate with identity-theft protection but the suit would move ahead. Now Sony has finally decided to settle the PSN data breach lawsuit and bring the whole thing to a close for $15 million, but there is more to the story.

PlayStation Store Update (07-22-14)

Psn-UpdateWelcome to the PlayStation Store update for July 22, 2014. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users can now pre-order all 4 of the titles available in the PLAY 2014 program (see more details here) as well as purchase Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty which the new take on the classic Abe’s Oddysee.

PlayStation 3 users can now purchase Entwined (also available now for the PS Vita) and PlayStation Vita owners can now purchase Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland (also available for PS3). Beyond the PLAY 2014 program, there is also a Super Hero Sale going on with deep discounts on titles in the inFamous and Batman series.

Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and each week there will be new sales. This week PlayStation Plus users can take advantage of deeper discounts on the Super Hero Sale along with sales on several RPGs including the Persona series.